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Shelter PR Expands With New Film and TV Division, Hires Veteran PR Exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld

Shelter PR is expanding their agency with the launch of its new film and television division, and has also hired former Paramount exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld as exec VP.

Wyld has held senior positions at Focus Features, Warner Bros., and, most recently, Paramount where, for nearly 10 years, she oversaw regional publicity and promotions as well as all experiential marketing, in addition to sports, religious, and family outreach for the company’s films.

“On the heels of our three-year anniversary of opening the doors at Shelter PR, we are excited to take the company to the next level,” said Shelter PR partners Cara and Christine Tripicchio and Marla Farrell. “Alicia is a highly respected, savvy, and smart executive who is known for her innovative ideas and ability to execute campaigns on a global scale. We couldn’t be more thrilled that she is joining our team and look forward to expanding the company with Alicia playing a key role
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World War Z Video Game Coming Next Year

I think we can all agree that World War Z wasn’t exactly a masterpiece, but either way, we’re still getting a sequel, which will be directed by none other than David Fincher. Paramount has recently suffered from a string of bombs, so I guess they need to do anything to keep their franchises going. And […]

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World War Z video game in production

A four-player co-op game based on the World War Z film has been revealed.

The game, developed by Saber Interactive, is currently in production for a release in 2018 and inspired by the 2013 disaster horror flick World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.

The film was itself based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, which Paramount Pictures adapted to the big screen.

A film sequel is also currently is development.

World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action,” said Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch.

“We’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced and gruesome experience crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC.”

The co-op campaign will focus on unique survivor stories with missions around the world, including locations such as New York, Moscow, and Jerusalem.

Players will have to use the environment and their firepower to survive hordes of zombies the series has come to be known for.
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World War Z Video Game Announced by Saber Interactive, Watch the Infected Swarm Through the Reveal Trailer

"70,000 years at the top of the food chain. It was fun while it lasted." While we wait to see if a World War Z sequel directed by David Fincher will move forward, Saber Interactive will give gamers the chance to step into the world of the Paramount Pictures film in a new zombie video game that's slated for a 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC:

Press Release (via Tips 4 Gamers): Maplewood, N.J. – December 7, 2017 – Independent developer Saber Interactive has announced World War Z, a new four-player cooperative game inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film franchise. Featuring massive swarms of zombies who rush their living prey, World War Z is in production for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action, and we’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced
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World War Z video game announced, watch the trailer here

Yesterday at The Video Game Awards it was announced that Saber Interactive, the studio behind the likes of Timeshift and Quake Champions, is in development on World War Z, a video game adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 novel and the subsequent 2013 movie.

According to the official press release, World War Z will be a four player co-op adventure, with a campaign that features “unique survivor stories and missions around the globe, including New York, Moscow and Jerusalem. Use traps, barriers and the environment strategically to stay alive while unleashing a storm of firepower with a variety of weapons on the unrelenting hordes of the undead.”

World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action, and we’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced and gruesome experience crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC,” said Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch.

Take a look at the trailer here…
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First Trailer for New World War Z Game

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World War Z is coming back and as one of my favorite games I can’t wait.

I will straight up kill you for your can of beans. Yes I am that player in World War Z one of the games Oi believe is the most realistic approach to a zombie apocalypse. A new trailer shows us why just because you think you can survive a zombie apocalypse doesn’t mean you will.

"Saber has tons of experience working on high-quality games and they've done a great job capturing the massive, frantic hordes of 'zekes' that sets our franchise apart,” said Bil Bertini, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Paramount Pictures. “They have created a fiercely original experience in the rich universe of World War Z that fans are sure to love.”

I’m so excited to be playing one of my favorite titles again. While I’m used
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Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director
It only took 20th Century Fox three days to find a new Bohemian Rhapsody director, bringing aboard Dexter Fletcher to take the reins from the fired Bryan Singer. What remains to be seen is if Dexter Fletcher will get any credit for his work at all, with sources stating that there are only two more weeks left of production, unless the new director decides to reshoot some scenes. The director will also oversee the post-production process, keeping the studio on track to release the film in December 2018.

Sources claim that 20th Century Fox had started quietly searching for directors even before production was shut down following Bryan Singer going Awol, failing to return to the set for three days after the Thanksgiving break. The studio, however, denies this claim, and rumors that anyone other than Dexter Fletcher had been offered this directorial gig before Bryan Singer was officially fired. Sources
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World War Z 2 Director Is Still Mapping Out the Mythology

World War Z 2 Director Is Still Mapping Out the Mythology
After four years of development, Paramount's sequel World War Z 2 is finally moving forward with director David Fincher. The filmmaker had been rumored for the project for nearly a year, after Brad Pitt first mentioned it in an August 2016 interview. Still, Paramount hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't clear when production starts. But the filmmaker revealed in a new interview for his Netflix series Mindhunter that he's still working on the story. Here's what he had to say below.

"We're trying. A lot of stones have been laid. We're just deconstructing it right now against the mythology that exists to see where we can go."

World War Z 2 had been originally slated for release on June 9, 2017, but that never happened, since, in February, Paramount indefinitely delayed World War Z 2, taking the sequel off its release slate entirely. While David Fincher is on board to direct,
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Why Warner Bros. should have left Zack Snyder’s Dceu alone

Let’s go ahead and get all the vitriolic stuff out-of-the-way: Zack Snyder’s vision for the DC Extended Universe is divisive. Fans have been polarized for his emotionally obtuse versions of some of comics most iconic heroes. There are some of us who have appreciated the radically different choices Zack Snyder made with Man of Steel and the Ultimate Cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Others have been driven to madness by Snyder’s creative choices that have sometimes bordered on the baffling. Still, I think at the end of this troubling trilogy of films one thing is abundantly clear:

Warner Bros. should have left these movies alone and let Snyder make the stories he set out to tell.

You are rarely going to see a column where someone sides with a studio. Naturally our loyalties lie more with the writer and director of a movie over
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This May Be Your Last Weekend to Watch Movies as Rogue Planet Theories Heat Up

Numerologists are claiming that this could be the last weekend on Earth, so you might as well hit the movies. There are plenty of classics and new movies in theaters right now to keep you busy before the end of days. Conspiracy theorists are claiming that a rogue planet will disrupt Earth's orbit this Sunday and bring about a series of catastrophic earthquakes that could decimate life as we know it. Nibiru, also known as Planet X, was originally supposed to destroy our world on September 23rd according to a Christian numerologist who said it was to collide with Earth, but obviously that didn't happen.

Now the same conspiracy theorists predict that this weekend will be the end of life as we know it and many are hitting the movie theaters to take their minds off of the impending doom. While Justice League is currently number one, it has had
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Justice League and the dangers of extensive reshoots

Ryan Lambie Nov 17, 2017

They're pricey, and can prove to be a huge risk. In the wake of Justice League, we look at the rise of extensive reshoots...

Nb: the following contains very mild spoilers for Justice League, but nothing you couldn't glean from the trailers.

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You only have to look at the news that came out of the Warner-dc camp to see how plans for its Justice League team-up movie changed over time. Only two years ago - a relatively brief window, in blockbuster filmmaking terms - the studio announced that Justice League would comprise two parts, one scheduled for release in the autumn of 2017 and the second slated for the summer of 2019.

One year later, director Zack Snyder revealed that the plan had changed
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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun

Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun
Every Halloween, when you want to check out a horror movie to get your heart racing, or a hilarious scary movie send-up to celebrate the holiday with laughs, everybody seems to cycle back to some of the same old classics.

While the slasher movies we've all come to know and love are classics for a reason (see: Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer or Scream), it’s fun to dive a little deeper into the realm of obscure horror, where some of the truly great fright flicks hide in the shadows.

Check out Et’s suggestions for some of the great lesser-known gems of spooky cinema with this year's alternative Halloween viewing guide:

Vampire Movies

Typical Fare: Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Lost Boys, From Dusk Till Dawn

Alternative Option: Let the Right One In

This thoughtful Swedish horror tale, directed by Tomas Alfredson, is an entirely unique take on the well-trod territory of vampire
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‘All I See Is You’ Review: Blake Lively Shines In a Silly But Surprisingly Good Erotic Melodrama

‘All I See Is You’ Review: Blake Lively Shines In a Silly But Surprisingly Good Erotic Melodrama
Why do James (Jason Clarke) and his visually impaired wife Gina (Blake Lively) live in Bangkok? It’s a question that hangs over “All I See Is You,” begging to be asked. We know that James does insurance work somewhere in the Thai capital, but the way he brings it up in conversation makes it sound like an alibi. Usually film characters take jobs in far-flung destinations towards the end of the story, not before it starts. In truth the answer couldn’t be more obvious; it’s there the whole time, right in front of our faces, visible to everyone but Gina. Or maybe she sees it too, and — like us — simply doesn’t want to accept the fact that her doting husband moved her to a foreign city because of her debilitating blindness, and not in spite of it.

It can be nice to feel needed, but there
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‘Nevermoor’ Movie Coming From Drew Goddard

‘Nevermoor’ Movie Coming From Drew Goddard
Drew Goddard, the writer behind The Martian, World War Z, Netflix’s Daredevil and The Cabin in the Woods, will adapt the new children’s fantasy book Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow into a feature film for Twentieth Century Fox. Nevermoor will hit bookstores on Halloween day, 2017. The Nevermoor movie news awaits you below. Drew Goddard has had a storied career, with writing credits on Cloverfield, Buffy the […]

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How Geostorm Became One of 2017's Biggest Bombs

How Geostorm Became One of 2017's Biggest Bombs
Geostorm is a certifiable flop in every sense of the word. The long-in-development disaster movie finally arrived in theaters over the weekend. And it arrived with a thud. The movie made just $13.3 million domestically on its opening weekend, which doesn't even cover the very expensive reshoots, estimated to be $15 million, that the movie needed. At this point, Geostorm is almost certainly going to lose money. The question is, how much? It turns out, $100 million or more, making this one of the costliest missteps of the year.

According to industry analysts, Geostorm needs to make around $360 million worldwide to break even. Geostorm, which carries a massive $120 million production budget, not to mention a very big marketing budget, has made just $65.4 million worldwide so far. The movie still needs to open in China, but even if the movie performs very well in that market, most of that money won't make its way back to the studio.
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4 Reasons Zombie Legend George Romero Didn't Like The Walking Dead

Image Source: Getty / Laura Lezza Season eight's premiere episode of The Walking Dead was dedicated to two important people who sadly passed away this year: fallen stunt actor John Bernecker and George A. Romero, the man who first gave (undead) life to the zombie genre as a whole with his seminal 1968 flick Night of the Living Dead. As showrunner Scott M. Gimple told Entertainment Weekly, the late, great writer-director was chosen to be honored in the season opener due to his status as an inarguable icon of the genre. "The show owes a great debt to him, and popular culture owes a great debt to him," Gimple explained. But as thoughtful, appropriate, and timely as that bit of recognition may have been, Romero wasn't exactly a fan of The Walking Dead. Here's why the horror legend took umbrage at all the undead on the small-screen series. 1. He intensely disliked the format.
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David Fincher on turning down Star Wars, offers brief World War Z 2 update

Filmmaker David Fincher has been pretty active on the press rounds lately as he promotes his acclaimed new Netflix series Mindhunter. Recently, he shared his thoughts on Marvel Studios and how he feels it makes it challenging for directors to tell complex stories, and now he’s been talking to Empire about another Disney-owned franchise in Star Wars, revealing that he passed up the opportunity to head to the galaxy far, far away.

“I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it’s a plum assignment,” said Fincher. “I don’t know what’s worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone’s going, ‘Alderaan? What the hell is this?’ Where everyone’s making fun, but I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. That’s a whole other level. One is that
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